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RESTORE Council Finalizes Planning Framework

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) announces the finalization of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Planning Framework (Planning Framework). The Planning Framework serves as a “bridge” between the Council’s overarching goals and objectives identified in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy and the specific restoration projects and programs approved in future FPLs. The Planning Framework identifies five priority approaches and associated techniques, along with their application within specific geographic areas in an effort to give the public and potential funding partners an indication of the types of projects and programs that may be considered for FPL 3 funding consideration.

The Council published and requested comments on the Planning Framework draft from stakeholders during a 52-day public review and comment period. During this timeframe, the Council held five public meetings across the Gulf Coast, hosted two public webinars and engaged with stakeholders across the region. The Council accepted written comments via mail, email and through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment website. The Council has released the RESTORE Council Planning Framework: Responses to Comments which includes a summary of the 446 unique public comments received from 2,932 stakeholders and responses to those comments.

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Keala J. Hughes
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